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The Letters of Denis Devlin

The first edition of the letters of Denis Devlin, Irish poet, translator and diplomat, this volume brings together a personal and professional correspondence that has until now been scattered across archives in Europe and North America. While representing a transformative

Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700-2000

This major illustrated study, encompassing three centuries, illuminates a way of life in Ireland that has almost vanished. “Claudia Kinmonth’s astonishing work of scholarship and preservation records the richness of Irish furniture and furnishings across three centuries – an intimate

The New Irish Studies

The New Irish Studies, edited by Paige Reynolds (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The New Irish Studies demonstrates how diverse critical approaches enable a richer understanding of contemporary Irish writing and culture. The early decades of the twenty-first century in Ireland

Flann O’Brien Gallows Humour

The essays collected in this volume draw unprecedented critical attention to the centrality of politics in Flann O’Brien’s art. The organising theme of Gallows humour focuses these inquiries onto key encounters between the body and the law, between death and

Bernard Shaw and the Making of Modern Ireland

This book is an anthology focused on Bernard Shaw’s efforts, literary and political, that worked toward a modernizing Ireland. Following Declan Kiberd’s Foreword and the editors’ Introduction, the contributing chapters, in their order of appearance, are from President of Ireland

Avant Garde Nationalism at the Dublin Gate Theatre, 1928-1940

By Ruud van den Beuken In 1928, Hilton Edwards and Micheál mac Liammóir founded the Dublin Gate Theatre, which quickly became renowned for producing stylistically and dramaturgically innovative plays in a uniquely avant-garde setting. While the Gate’s lasting importance to

Yeats and Asia: Overviews and case studies

The association of Yeats with Asia suggests references to Byzantium, Theosophy, the influence of Mohini Chatterjee, Occultism, Rabindranath Tagore or the Upanishads, Nōh theatre, masks or his fugitive use of Zen koans, and the gyres as a version of Yin